Interreligious and Interfaith

As Sacred Knowledge emerges within, it brings a call to help bridge the divide across all religions and gives an insight to find common ground where our spirituality and humanity can agree. In the complexity of religious belief and the effects of division in our world from this, it is more important than ever to look at where we can share with each other, agree with each other and elevate our humanity towards unity for the sake of future generations and our planet.

The Way of Knowledge is a pathway like any religious tradition, but it moves the individual without a church. The movement of Knowledge comes through the inherent Sacred relationship within the individual, rather than a community led way of worship. It fuses several religious pathways to enrich the individual within their own Sacred teachings and allow an openness to enter into the greater Sacred relationship and community we are all part of for giving our service to the world.

To this end the Interfaith and Interreligious communities have a very important and urgent role in helping to keep the spiritual essence of Sacred Knowledge alive. Whilst hard work has been done by people of all faiths to bring Interfaith sharing and Interreligious dialogue to the point it is today, it must go further if we are to truly honour all pathways to greater unity through the common thread that runs within each religion’s truth.

Time is short as our planetary and human crisis escalates and more than at any time in human history we must cross borders and realize our interdependency in spiritual community by moving towards a greater one. The solution to our crisis is spiritual and all pathways up the mountain (if we use the mountain analogy) come to the one apex or ridge eventually, where we experience the greater power beyond us and feel at one with all of life, we realize we have a shared identity in the power of the presence of the Sacred. The essence of spirituality or Knowledge lies within each religion moving individuals to serve in their unique way, contributing towards the evolution of a united humanity in gratitude, deep respect and humility. If we can put differences aside in emergencies , in our work and service to community, why do we let our religious beliefs continue to divide us? The power and presence of Sacred Knowledge lives within all of us and all we have to do is listen and heed its direction to show us the way. Isn’t that what all religious and spiritual pathways teach?

Here is where Knowledge directs my service by contributing towards the unity of humanity through religious and spiritual dialogue, whilst respecting individual faiths and traditions.

PUBLISHED ARTICLES:

World Congress of FaithsInterreligious Insight Journal

  • Dec 2020 – The Interfaith Movement: evolving religion towards a greater cosmology
  • Dec 2019 – Translatable Spirituality

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World Religion News

Further Reading:-

  • Interfaith Worship and Prayer, We Must Pray Together Edited by Christopher Lewis and Dan Cohn-Sherbok with Foreword by the Dalai Lama. This ground breaking book contains contributions from 12 different religious traditions: Hinduism, African Traditional religion, Judaism, Jainism, Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, Shintosim, Christinaity, Islam, Sikhism, Unitarianism and Baha’i. Full of insights and examples of practice, this book demonstrates how religions can be a powerful means of unity and compassion.
  • Knowledge And The Sacred – Seyyed Hussain Nasr. “If we are looking for clear signs of a new day, one in which the West is seriously trying to globalize its outlook, here is one that can be pinpointed. Looking back on Knowledge and the Sacred, intellectual historians may one day rank it with William of Moerbeke’s Latin translations of Aristotle in the thirteenth century, Marsiglio Ficino’s of Plato in the fifteenth, or D.T. Suzuki’s 1927 Essays in Zen Buddhism as a landmark showing that a new stage in cross-cultural understanding has been achieved.” – Huston Smith
  • The Pure Religion – Marshall Vian Summers. ” For what is Sacred cannot be touched.It cannot be named. It cannot be held within your hands. It is not a place. It is not a building. It is not an object. For what is Sacred is permanent. For in the beginning, there was the Sacred. In the end, there was the Sacred. In the middle, in between, there was the Sacred. It is past. It is present. It is future. It is a moment of experience. It is a revelation.”
  • One River, Many Wells by Matthew Fox quotes Meister Eckhart: ” Divinity is an underground river that no one can stop and no one can dam up”. Fox relates each tradition/religion as going down a well which then enters the flowing underground river. A book that bridges indigenous to modern religion with deep ecumenical teaching.
  • New Lion Handbook, The World’s Religions – Dr Christopher Partridge and contributors give a very good insight into the majority of the religions today from Indigenous peoples to the B’ahai Faith and newer cults.
  • Interfaith Week
  • The Faith and Belief Forum

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